Video : Wunder Wunder : “Hail The Madman”

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L.A. via Melbourne producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant, aka Wunder Wunder, released their debut, Everything Infinite, a couple of weeks back. The album has given us two fantastic singles already in “Coastline” and, one of our favorites this year, “Midnight Hours”. It is a quintessential summer album to have this year.

If you need more enticing, however, you can check out their new video for “Hail The Madman”. The song has an Ariel Pink retro quirkiness to it with the video depicting a sort of Cloverfield angle where you see the destruction, but not the thing responsible for it. Watch below.

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Video : Son Lux : “Lanterns Lit”

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Son Lux has an absolutely beautiful new video for his song “Lanterns Lit”. The song comes from one of the best albums of last year, Lanterns, released via one of our hometown labels Joyful Noise. The clip was directed and produced by SJ Finlay, with visual effects by Nisha Kumkeaw and coloring by David Tomiak. According to Finlay, it “was made while shooting promotional materials for Hope for the Nations as well as a short film to help children at risk in South East Asia.” Watch below.

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Video : Alvvays : “Archie, Marry Me”

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Toronto quintet Alvvays might just have the biggest breakout debut album of 2014. Their self-titled LP shows that precise, straightforward indie-pop can be fresh and still work in 2014. Today, they revealed a super-8 video for “Archie, Marry Me”, one of the more sweet songs from the LP. The clip is just pure summer fun in the sun. Watch below.

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Video : Foxygen : “How Can You Really”

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Given all of the chaos that was occurring internally in Foxygen, we were going to be pretty surprised if they got around to making a follow-up to their excellent debut, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic. But here we are and the band has announced their new LP, Foxygen…and Star Power, out on October 14th via Jagjaguwar. To go along with the announcement, they have given us the first song “How Can You Really” along with the official video. The song is sort of blue-eyed soul meets psych-rock and completely enjoyable. Watch and listen below.

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[NSFW] Video : Movement : “Ivory”

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Movement released one of the best collection of songs this year with their self-titled EP. The recently revealed the beautifully shot NSFW video for “Ivory” from it. Directed by Fleur & Manu, the visual “paints a stark, delicate picture of love and lust, nudity, intimacy and sexuality, of two bodies merging into one like colors running together in a tableau,” says the press release. Watch below.

Movement US Tour Dates (w/ Twin Shadow):
Sept 17 || Pearl Street Nightclub || Northampton, MA
Sept 18 || Paradise || Boston, MA
Sept 20 || Phoenix Concert Theater || Toronto, ON
Sept 21 || Magic Stick || Detroit, MI
Sept 23 || Metro || Chicago, IL
Sept 24 || First Avenue || Minneapolis, MN
Sept 26 || Waiting Room || Omaha, NE
Sept 27 || Bluebird Theater || Denver, CO
Sept 30 || Doug Fir Lounge || Portland, OR
Oct 3 || Regency Ballroom || San Francisco, CA
Oct 4 || The Cellar Door || Visalia, CA
Oct 7 || SoHo Music Club || Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 8 || Fonda Theater || Los Angeles, CA
Oct 9 || Belly Up Tavern || Solana Beach, CA
Oct 10 || The Glass House || Pomona, CA
Oct 14 || The Crescent Ballroom || Phoenix, AZ
Oct 15 || Tricky Falls || El Paso, TX
Oct 16 || The Mohawk || Austin, TX
Oct 17 || Republic New Orleans || New Orleans, LA
Oct 18 || Bottletree || Birmingham, AL
Oct 19 || Terminal West || Atlanta, GA
Oct 21 || High Dive || Gainesville, FL
Oct 22 || The Social || Orlando, FL
Oct 25 || Black Cat || Washington, DC
Oct 26 || Union Transfer || Philadelphia, PA
Oct 28 || Terminal 5 || New York, NY

Video : Kid Wave : “All I Want”

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London’s Heavenly Recordings have been on a nice little streak as of late with their roster that includes the likes of Temples, The Wytches, TOY, and more. Their latest addition is a London-based quartet that goes by Kid Wave. Featuring members Harry Deacon, Lea Emmery, Serra Petale, and Mattias Bhatt, their debut single “All I Want” captures the unkempt energy of being young in the ’90s without being derivative. Watch the video for it below.

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Video : Yuko Yuko : “Gold”

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If you like your music raw and extremely DIY, then you really should get yourself hip to Holland’s Elias Elgersma and his project Yuko Yuko. His latest EP, Babes (stream here), has been a favorite of ours this year. The video for “Gold” is an inexpensive, low visual effects clip as you would expect that borders on random kid uploading a homemade video to youtube. It is playful and slight off center that sort of reminds us of early Wavves or, perhaps, Mac DeMarco. Watch below.

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